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From the Studio: The Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival

The Bing Crosby Theater

Howard Crosby visits the studio to discuss the Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival.

A Spokane tradition since 2006, The Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival will be take place all day Saturday, December 14th. Historian Bill Stimson and Bing Crosby’s nephew, Howard Crosby, visit the studio in separate interviews to discuss the history of the Bing Crosby Theater, the Film Festival, and the enduring popularity of the entertainer himself.

For more information and the full program of the Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival, visit

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.
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